yoga winter immersion
Padmadarshini - I have long been interested in exploring and working with the body. Since being a teenager coming into my body through movement has been a way of resourcing myself.
I have taught yoga at Bodywise in Manchester for many years now. During this time both my personal practice and approach to teaching have changed and evolved ongoingly. It has been important to me to see the practice as a process of enquiry, exploration and creativity. This has drawn me to study with various teachers over the years and I am particularly grateful to Sarah Powers and Donna Farhi for the rich teachings I have received from them.
More recently I have been exploring somatic based practices: I am in my 3rd year of studies with the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. As part of this I am enjoying exploring the rich practice of Authentic Movement. I am interested in discovering how the body can be a 'doorway' into listening to ourselves and can help us find a deeper, more open, easeful relationship to our experience. We could say that the body holds our life story and I am curious about how we can access the images and messages in the body that we need to creatively unfold our story both personally and collectively
Suitable for people who have been on retreat before and have a regular meditation practice. These are more intensive than introductory retreats.
Yoga is essentially an awareness practice. It has the potential to help us to re-inhabit our bodies, to listen to our bodies' wisdom and to meet ourselves as we are with kindness and sensitivity. Each day we will include several periods of meditation as well as a yoga practice. We will have periods of collective silence during the week to support going deeper. The retreat is open to those with a regular yoga practice who have previously attended a week long yoga and meditation retreat.
For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.